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'''Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson''' (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and Travel writing|travel writer. His most famous works are ''Treasure Island'', ''Kidnapped (novel)|Kidnapped'', ''Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'' and ''A Child's Garden of Verses''. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.See the Index Translationum. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a...
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